How Shammies Teeter-tottered
Edmunds Jansons (2012) 2′

Film Title: How Shammies Teeter-tottered (Kā Lupatiņi šūpojās)
Author: Inese Zandere
Director: Edmunds Jansons
Art Design: Reinis Pētersons
Lead Animator: Mārtiņš Dūmiņš
Editing: Edmunds Jansons
Original Music: Jēkabs Nīmanis
Sound Mix: Ģirts Bišs
Producer: Sabīne Andersone
Studio: Atom Art
Financial Support: Part-financed by the European Union – European Regional Development Fund

Animation Technique: Cut-Out
Lenght: 2’
Shooting Format: HD
Screening Format: DCP / H.264 / ProRes 422
Language: English / Latvian
Screen Ratio: 16:9
Colors: Color
Sound: Stereo
Country of Production: Latvia
Year of Production: 2011


Sockie wants to teeter-totter with Pillow, but he is too heavy. He is even heavier than three other Shammies together. Or may be he is not?

Shammies is animated cross media project for pre-school children about discovering the world based on children games, fantasies and word plays. The project consists of TV series, web episodes and published books.

Official Selection

29th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2012
5th Annual Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2013
Rochester NY Annual Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2013
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, USA, 2013
Framed Film Club Event, United Kingdom, 2013
Big Eyes, Big Minds – Singapore International Children’s Film Festival, Singapore, 2013
The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. Cinema Circus, USA, 2013
Festival for Little Children in Poznan, Poland, 2013
Toddler Time at Finchley Phoenix Cinema at London, United Kingdom, 2013
18th Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (…y no tan Niños), Mexico, 2013